Information Privacy and Security

Helpful Information

Always use a Facsimile Cover Sheet when faxing;

Never share your User ID and Password;

Lock or Log-Off of your computer when you walk away from your computer.

Privacy Buzz

The Privacy Buzz is a one page poster created and distributed monthly by the Privacy Office to raise awareness about protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient information.  The Privacy Buzz offers information about new and revised policies, timely topics related to the privacy and security of patient information and helpful hints and tips.

Please post the Privacy Buzz on your unit bulletin board as a reminder of best practices.  You are encouraged to discuss the content at staff meetings. If you have any questions with regard to any of the topics found in the Privacy Buzz or want to suggest a topic for an upcoming issue, please do not hesitate to contact the Privacy Office.


Careless Handling of PHI August 2016
Social Media - Networking July 2016
Registration June 2016
Ransomware May 2016
Release of Patient Information April 2016
Notice of Privacy Practice Update March 2016
Locking or Logging Off Workstations February 2016
Reminders for the NEW YEAR! January 2016
Audit Alert December 2015
Access to Protected Health Information November 2015
Social Media October 2015
Audit Alert September 2015
Patient's Rights August 2015
Phishing July 2015
Protecting PHI June 2015
Encryption May 2015

We have been creating the Privacy Buzz since 2009 and have covered a multitude of topics.  Please give the Privacy Office a call at 6-3594 for topics not found on this page.

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